Chris Brown's Exclusive: The Forever Edition - A Review
Chris Brown is one of the most popular R&B singers of his generation, and his second album Exclusive showcases his talent and versatility. The album was originally released in 2007, but was reissued in 2008 with four new tracks and a DVD featuring behind-the-scenes footage and music videos. The reissue was titled Exclusive: The Forever Edition, and it became a commercial success, selling over three million copies worldwide.
The album features a mix of upbeat dance tracks, smooth ballads, and collaborations with other artists such as T-Pain, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Keri Hilson. The lead single from the reissue, \"Forever\", is a catchy electro-pop song that peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was also used in a viral wedding video that has over 100 million views on YouTube. Another standout track is \"Superhuman\", a duet with Keri Hilson that showcases their vocal chemistry and emotional lyrics. The song was released as the second single from the reissue and reached the top 20 on several charts.
Exclusive: The Forever Edition is a solid album that demonstrates Chris Brown's growth as an artist and entertainer. The album has a variety of songs that appeal to different moods and tastes, and it showcases his vocal range, charisma, and dance skills. The album is a must-have for fans of Chris Brown and R&B music in general.
The album consists of 20 tracks, including the original 14 songs from the 2007 release and four new songs added to the reissue. The tracklist is as follows:
Kiss Kiss (feat. T-Pain)
Take You Down
Picture Perfect (feat. will.i.am)
Hold Up (feat. Big Boi)
Wall to Wall
I Wanna Be
Gimme Whatcha Got (feat. Lil Wayne)
I'll Call Ya
Nice (feat. The Game)
Down (feat. Kanye West)
Superhuman (feat. Keri Hilson)
Heart Ain't a Brain
Picture Perfect (Remix) (feat. Bow Wow and Hurricane Chris)
The album covers a range of topics, such as love, romance, breakups, partying, and self-confidence. The album also showcases Chris Brown's influences from different genres, such as pop, hip hop, soul, and rock. The album received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Chris Brown's vocals, production, and songwriting. The album also earned Chris Brown several awards and nominations, such as a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album and an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
In an interview with MTV, Chris Brown explained why he decided to re-release his album and what he wanted to achieve with the new songs. He said:
\"It's very fortunate, my label wants me to repackage the album and release some new records. I've been recording a lot of new records as well as having some songs that haven't been released yet that I can put on my repackaging. I might put my tour that I did in the States on my repackaging. I did a big tour in the States. I want to put that in the DVD part, add some of my videos on it.\"
\"I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something that was more international, more worldly. I wanted to do records that catered to everyone, not just a certain demographic. I wanted to be more universal.\"
Chris Brown also expressed his gratitude to his fans for supporting him and his music. He said:
\"I just want to say thank you to all my fans who supported me from day one, who still support me now. You guys are incredible. You guys are the reason why I'm here. You guys are the reason why I make music.\" aa16f39245